Where can I dispose of unused and/or unwanted prescription medications?

Medications may be disposed at the following locations: 

  • Canyon View Pharmacy
    2373 G Rd STE 120
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    Mon-Fri 8:30am-6:30pm
    Saturday 9am-6pm
    *Does not accept syringes, liquids and propellants.
  • Colorado Canyons Hospital and Medical Center
    228 N Cherry St.
    Fruita, CO. 81521
    Mon-Fri 7:30am-8pm
  • DeBeque Town Marshal
    380 Curtis Ave.
    DeBeque CO 81630
    Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
  • Grand Valley Oncology
    2596 Patterson Rd.
    Grand Junction, CO 81505
    Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
  • Palisade Pharmacy
    707 Elberta Ave. STE. B
    Palisade,CO 81526
    Mon-Fri 8:30am-6:30pm
    Saturday 9am-5pm
  • St. Marys Hospital (Garage Entrance)
    2635 N 7th St.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    Open 24 hours
    *Does not accept syringes
  • VA Hospital
    2121 North Ave.
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    In the Main Lobby, next to the Pharmacy Window
    Open 24 Hours
  • Walgreens
    240 W Park Dr.
    Grand Junction CO 81505
    Mon-Fri 9am-9pm
    Sat 9am-6pm and Sun 10am-6pm
    *Only accepts over the counter and non-narcotic prescriptions.

The hazardous waste disposal facility at the Mesa County Landfill will accept prescriptions medications. They do not take controlled substances, however, you can buy an envelope for $5.00 from them that is prepaid and you can send off your controlled substances that way. They are open Thursday – Saturday 0800-1630.

You can also go to http://takemedsseriously.org/safe-disposal/disposal-options/ to find a drop off location and see when drug take back events are going on. 

 You can also check the DEA website at http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html for any updated information.


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